Best Western Promo: $25 Gift Card After One Stay

Filed Under: Best Western, Great Deals

Best Western Rewards generally isn’t the most generous loyalty program out there, and for that matter Best Western doesn’t have that many aspirational properties.

However, the program does sometimes have useful promotions that don’t require all that many stays, and one such promotion has just been published.

Best Western offering $25 gift card after one stay

Best Western Rewards is offering a $25 Best Western gift card after a single stay:

  • Registration is required prior to your first eligible stay
  • Stay between June 22 and September 7, 2020
  • Valid for members with accounts registered in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, and also only valid for stays at Best Western branded hotels in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean
  • Eligible members will receive a $25 virtual card card by email one to two weeks after an eligible stay
  • The gift card is valid for future Best Western stays booked directly, and can only be used for stays through December 31, 2020

While this promotion doesn’t exactly scale well, a $25 gift card for a single stay is a pretty good return. The big catch is that you have to use the gift card for a stay this year as well.

Best Western also has a “Tanks-A-Lot” offer

Best Western actually has two promotions this summer, as they’re also offering a $25 Best Western gift card when you spend at least $10 on gas or electric charging in conjunction with a stay:

  • Valid for stays at Best Western branded hotels in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean
  • Stay between June 15 and August 31, 2020
  • You must purchase at least 10USD/CAD worth of gas or electric charging within 10 days of your eligible stay (kudos to Best Western for including electric charging — I hate how most companies reward gas spending, but not electric charging spending)
  • You’ll need to email your Best Western Rewards number, confirmation number, hotel location, and an image of your gasoline/electric vehicle charging station receipt showing the amount of the purchase and date of the receipt to [email protected] by September 5, 2020
  • Eligible members will receive a $25 virtual card card by email one to two weeks after an eligible submission
  • The gift card is valid for future Best Western stays booked directly, and can only be used for stays through December 31, 2020

I don’t see anything one way or another clarifying whether you can take advantage of both promotions on a single stay, because if that’s the case you could be looking at $50 worth of Best Western gift cards from a single stay. Since I don’t see anything excluding this specifically, I do think it should be possible.

Bottom line

If you’re taking a trip this summer and plan on making a short stay, this is potentially a great promotion. What I do find a bit odd with Best Western promotions in general is that they almost never scale. Best Western is creating an incentive to stay at a property once (or maybe twice) this summer, but nothing beyond that.

This is potentially a good promotion, just keep in mind you also have to use your Best Western gift card by the end of the year.

Do you plan on taking advantage of Best Western’s summer promotion?

Comments
  1. So, you’re saying that electric charging stations don’t use carbon?
    BTW, how is everyone’s Hertz investments been going lately?

  2. Last winter they had stay once get 10, stay twice get 20, and stay 3x, get 30gbp/USD/CAD promo. I got the full amount in gift cards good till this month. I couldn’t use it because of this mess. They offered to extend it for ‘a few months’ when I can go stay again, although I asked for a year extension.

    I get that their points never expire, so they keep coming back with promos with gift cards with expiry dates. I’m not go out of my way to participate in this promo while I still cannot redeem my gift cards from previous promo.

    Another turn off is that their gift cards cannot be redeemed for prepaid rates. Not that I book prepaid rates these days, but during normal time, some properties offer significant discounts with prepaid nonrefundable rates.

  3. When I Checkin at Best Western they ask me if I want a King or Queen. I tell them no thank you id rather sleep alone. What a country. 🙂

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